April Tap Takeover at Oakwell Beer Spa: Spice Trade Brewing

Denver in April is the perfect time to relax at the spa and enjoy a delicious cold beer. And Oakwell Beer Spa is the best place to do this! In this article, we’ll tell you about Oakwell Beer Spa experience and what local brews from Spice Trade Brewing you can enjoy this April.  We feature a local Colorado brewery each month and share 5 of their best beers with our guests. We’re excited to partner with Spice Trade Brewing next! Oakwell Beer Spa is a unique day spa that offers beer-inspired spa treatments, a cozy craft beer taproom, and beverages for those who don’t drink beer. Keep reading to learn more!

Fun Facts About Spice Trade Brewing

Spice Trade Brewing logo Before we dive into what Spice Trade beers you can enjoy at Oakwell Beer Spa this April, let’s check out some fun facts about the brewery.
  • Spice Trade Brewery & Kitchen has been brewing award-winning beer since 2008. Their stand-alone brewery and eclectic brewpub opened in 2020 in Greenwood Village, CO, just south of Denver. 
  • The brewery focuses on a different global cuisine every few months and serves various ingredient-driven, made-from-scratch food and beverages.
  • Not only does the Spice Trade focus on new worlds of flavor, but they also brew all gluten-free beers.
  • Beer drinkers can enjoy various Spice Trade Brewing beers, including experimental, easy-drinking, and classic beers.
  • The Himalayan IPA won the 2010 Gold Medal, and the Chai Milk Stout won the 2013 Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival.

April Brews at Oakwell Beer Spa

We’re so excited about this incredible lineup of tasty beers! From a simple Kolsch to a flavorful Gose, there’s something for everyone.

Palm Springs

Kolsch, 5.2% ABV This Kolsch-style brew is a light, refreshing beer, perfect for pairing with a relaxing spa day. It’s made with lemon puree and black tea for easy drinking and offers a slight bitterness from the lemon at the end. [caption id="attachment_5205" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Palm Springs; Spice Trade Brewing Palm Springs; Spice Trade Brewing[/caption]

Little Umbrella

American Wheat Ale, 5.2% ABV If you like fruit and flavorful beers, the Little Umbrella is perfect for you. This Wheat Ale is brewed with passion fruit and mango. It’s a tart, fruity, light-drinking beer you can’t help but love! [caption id="attachment_5206" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Little Umbrella; Spice Trade Brewing Little Umbrella; Spice Trade Brewing[/caption]

Scarlet Giant

Gose, 5.2% ABV The Scarlet Giant is an incredibly tasty gose made with coriander, Utah rock salt, key lime, and hibiscus for a tart, refreshing beer and a beautiful red hue. We love this yummy beer with a spa treatment! [caption id="attachment_5207" align="alignnone" width="580"]Scarlet Giant; Spice Trade Brewing Scarlet Giant; Spice Trade Brewing[/caption]

Sun Temple IPA

New England IPA, 6.5% ABV Take your spa day up a notch with this juicy wet-hopped IPA. The Sun Temple IPA has a hoppy aroma with notes of mango, candy, and citrus fruit and pours hazy.  [caption id="attachment_5208" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Sun Temple; Spice Trade Brewing Sun Temple; Spice Trade Brewing[/caption]

Chai Milk Stout

Milk Stout, 5.2% ABV Another Spice Trade Brewing beer that’s hard not to love is the Chai Milk Stout. It’s brewed with a house blend of Nepalese chai tea spices and lactose (milk sugars). It offers notes of rich chocolate, chai spiciness, and smoothness from the lactose. [caption id="attachment_5209" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Chai Milk Stout; Spice Trade Brewing Chai Milk Stout; Spice Trade Brewing[/caption]

April’s Beer Bath Blend at Oakwell Beer Spa

Oakwell Beer Spa’s Beer Bath Hydrotherapy is the signature treatment where you can enjoy a bubbly beer bath. The cedar hydrotherapy tub has thousands of calming bubbles and a crafted blend of beneficial herbs, hops, and barley. The relaxing herbal beer bath blend contains vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants, offering various wellness benefits. April’s beer bath uses Pacific Jade, Mosaic, and Cascade Hops with Crystal Medium Barley Malt from Spice Trade Brewing’s Sun Temple IPA. The blend also has our herb of the month, Rosemary Leaf. This perfect combination protects the skin against environmental aggressors and premature aging. It also has inflammatory properties that ease aches and pains. The aroma of this beer bath blend also helps reduce stress and calm the mind. 

FAQ

Whether you’re new to Oakwell Beer Spa or interested in learning more about the experience, we’re happy to answer common questions below! [caption id="attachment_5210" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Beer Bath Hydrotherapy; Oakwell Beer Spa Beer Bath Hydrotherapy; Oakwell Beer Spa[/caption]

Can I really drink beer during my spa treatments?

Absolutely! You can relax in your private Beer Therapy™ Room while enjoying a Spice Trade Brewing beer. The only place we ask that you not take your beverage is the Relaxation Lounge, where you can enjoy a Zero Gravity Massage.

What spa services do you offer anyways?

We aren’t your traditional day spa and offer unique services, including the Beer Bath Hydrotherapy, Infrared Sauna, and Zero Gravity Massage.  Your private Beer Therapy™ Room has a relaxation deck, rain shower, infrared sauna, and cedar hydrotherapy tub. Oakwell Beer Spa also has group and party spa day packages.

How does the self-serve beer wall work?

One of the most unique features at Oakwell Beer Spa is the self-serve beer wall.  You can enjoy as much or little beer as you’d like by following these simple steps:
  1. When you arrive, you’ll get a card you can scan to unlock the taps on the beverage wall.
  2. Browse the rotating selection of Spice Trade Brewing beers. You’ll also find wine and cider. On the beer wall, you’ll see tasting notes and the price per ounce for each drink.
  3. Choose your beverage, scan your card, and pour any amount you’d like.
  4. When you’re ready to check out, you can take your card to the reception desk to pay for the ounces poured.

Can I just stop by for a beer without a spa treatment?

Please do! We invite anyone to stop by and enjoy a beverage, whether you have an appointment or not. Our cozy taproom oasis is an excellent space to kick back, unwind, and have a drink or a few.

Does Oakwell Beer Spa have anything else to drink besides beer?

Yes, we offer a selection of beverages. We know beer is everyone’s thing, or sometimes you’re in the mood for something else. That’s why we also have wine, cider, tea, and kombucha.

Can I hang out in the taproom before and after my treatments?

Of course! Guests are welcome to hang out in the taproom. Feel free to come early and/or stay after your spa treatments. 

Relax and Enjoy Spice Trade Brewing at Oakwell Beer Spa

One of the best things to do in Denver in April is to treat yourself to a spa day and enjoy delicious brews. You can schedule your appointment online or call us to book for a group. You can also stop by without an appointment to check out the taproom and Relaxation Lounge. By: Polly Clover